SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — The 2010 Patianna Mendocino Sauvignon Blanc is just in time for springtime entertaining with its cheerful aroma of spring flowers and wild grass. It tastes crisp, fresh and tart.

With no oak barrels involved, it brings out the naturally pronounced, herbal and floral aromas.

It’s perfect to serve with oysters on a half shell and is nicely balanced for $16.99.

KCBS’ Food and Wine Editor Narsai David:

Another rich and herbal in a floral sort of way wine is the Beckmen Vineyards 2010 Estate Sauvignon Blanc from Santa Ynez Valley.

It has a slight touch of oak flavors as only a small percent was oak barreled, which gives it just enough to give it a touch of fullness.

This is the perfect wine to serve with grilled fish or steamed muscles.

It’s made from bio-dynamically certified grapes grown on the Purisima Mountain Vineyard. It also happens to be certified organic and is $16 a bottle.

Lastly, the 2010 Parducci Small Lot Blend from Mendocino Sauvignon Blanc.

Bright floral aromas with fresh citrus flavors and acidity describe this wine best.

It’s another great oyster wine, this time with great value at only $11 a bottle.

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